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Decision 2009/11 - 2009/11/EC: Commission Decision of 19 December 2008 authorising methods for grading pig carcases in Spain (notified under document number C(2008) 8477)

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Current status

This decision has been published on January 10, 2009 and entered into force on December 19, 2008.

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Key information

official title

2009/11/EC: Commission Decision of 19 December 2008 authorising methods for grading pig carcases in Spain (notified under document number C(2008) 8477)
 
Legal instrument Decision
Number legal act Decision 2009/11
CELEX number i 32009D0011

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Key dates

Document 19-12-2008
Publication in Official Journal 10-01-2009; OJ L 6 p. 79-82
Effect 19-12-2008; Entry into force Date notif.
End of validity 31-12-9999

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Legislative text

10.1.2009   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 6/79

 

COMMISSION DECISION

of 19 December 2008

authorising methods for grading pig carcases in Spain

(notified under document number C(2008) 8477)

(Only the Spanish text is authentic)

(2009/11/EC)

THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,

Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EEC) No 3220/84 of 13 November 1984 determining the Community scale for grading pig carcases (1), and in particular Article 5(2) thereof,

Whereas:

 

(1)

Under Article 2(3) of Regulation (EEC) No 3220/84, the grading of pig carcases is to be determined by estimating the lean meat content by means of statistically proven assessment methods based on the physical measurement of one or more anatomical parts of the pig carcase. The authorisation of grading methods is subject to compliance with a maximum tolerance for statistical error in assessment. This tolerance is defined in Article 3(2) of Commission Regulation (EEC) No 2967/85 of 24 October 1985 laying down detailed rules for the application of the Community scale for grading pig carcases (2).

 

(2)

Commission Decision 88/479/EEC (3) authorises four methods (DEST, FOM, HGP and Autofom) for grading pig carcases in Spain.

 

(3)

Due to technical adaptations, Spain has asked the Commission to authorise the update of two methods (FOM and Autofom), the utilisation of two new methods (Ultrafom 300 and VCS2000) and the repeal of two methods (HGP and DEST), and has presented the results of its dissection trials in the second part of the protocol provided for in Article 3(3) of Regulation (EEC) No 2967/85.

 

(4)

Examination of this request has revealed that the conditions for authorising these grading methods are fulfilled.

 

(5)

In accordance with the second subparagraph of Article 2(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 3220/84 Member States may be authorised to provide for a presentation of pig carcases different from the one specified in that Article where commercial practice or technical requirements warrant such a derogation. In Spain, commercial practice may require also the removal of the forefeet from the pig carcases, in addition to the removal of the tongue, bristles, hooves, genital organs, fare flat, kidneys and diaphragm as required by Article 2(1) of Regulation (EEC) No 3220/84.

 

(6)

No modification of the apparatus or grading methods may be authorised except by means of a new Commission Decision adopted in the light of experience gained. For this reason, the present authorisation may be revoked.

 

(7)

For the sake of clarity, Decision 88/479/EEC should be repealed and replaced by a new Decision.

 

(8)

The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Management Committee for the Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The use of the following methods is hereby authorised for grading pig carcases pursuant to Regulation (EEC) No 3220/84 in Spain:

 

(a)

the apparatus termed ‘Fat-O-Meater (FOM)’ and assessment methods related thereto, details of which are given in Part 1 of the Annex;

 

(b)

the apparatus termed ‘Fully automatic ultrasonic carcase grading (Autofom)’ and assessment methods related thereto, details of which are given in Part 2 of the Annex;

 

(c)

the apparatus termed ‘Ultrafom 300’ and assessment methods related thereto, details of which are given in Part 3 of the Annex;

 

(d)

the apparatus termed ‘Automatic vision system (VCS2000)’ and assessment methods related thereto, details of which are given in Part 4 of the Annex.

Article 2

By way of derogation from Article 2 of Regulation (EEC) No 3220/84, pig carcases may be...


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